The 4D Man (1959)
This cleverly-executed but rather cheap mad-scientist flick stars Robert Lansing as Dr. Scott Nelson, a scientist who develops a device which can project a human being into the fourth dimension, enabling one to pass through any solid object. After turning the amplifier on himself, Scott discovers that trans-dimensional travel has two significant drawbacks: first, it causes a psychic deterioration that allows his basest desires to emerge, making him greedy and violent; second, it causes him to age at a severely accelerated rate as his body is drained of life-force. After using his new powers to gain riches for himself, the maddened Scott is motivated to kill innocent people in order to absorb their energy. Produced by Jack H. Harris (who also served us The Blob), whose nutty promotional campaign for the film involved a $1 million award to anyone who could prove their own ability to walk through walls! … More
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Critic Reviews for The 4D Man
Below mediocre sci-fi nonsense, slow paced to boot.
A guilty, almost-campy horror delight with a most curious jazz score
Audience Reviews for The 4D Man
This movie is super cool, especially after seeing some really bad sci-fi movies, and in contrast to the other sci-fi movies of the fifties, this one is really spectacular. I loved it, the story is very different and new, I haven't seen many other movies like this, I highly recommend it if you like sci-fi.More
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